January 2nd, 2013, 01:23 PM
I have got the Domke F803 and it is brilliant. But not the cheapest option, but you pay for the quality. I have no problem fitting what I need (my M8 with 2 lenses and my E-P1 with 2 lenses + iPad and other small stuff) in the bag. Thats all i need :)
Huff made a review of the bag here : http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2010/0...e-domke-f-803/
January 3rd, 2013, 01:31 AM
Thats the problem over here, its like they never heard of anything except Lowepro and Tamrac. sighhh.
Originally Posted by TraamisVOS
January 3rd, 2013, 04:27 AM
I haven't even heard of Tarmac either. :(
January 3rd, 2013, 04:28 AM
That looks alright, that Domke. I'd be looking to get something just a tad bigger I think.
January 3rd, 2013, 01:21 PM
Tamrac, not tarmac. Tarmacs pretty heavy to carry around!
I use three bags. The main one is Courser. It's my favourite - a padded insert gives good protection and is removable so I can use it as an overnight bag if I want, the fastening is studs so quick and quiet access, but a zip as well if i want a more secure closure. Zip pocket at the front, two studded side pockets where I keep tissues, wetwipes, a pen and lens caps or the 16mm. Thick carry strap. The sencond is a leather satchel but with the courser padded insert. The third is an old canvas gas mask bag which I lined with plywood - smaller than the others.
I am considering a new bag, probably Courser again, more of a rucksack but split horizontally so camera gear in one compartment, coat shopping etc in the other.
January 3rd, 2013, 05:06 PM
I recycled a 12-year-old Tamrac 5201 belt/shoulder bag that still held my old Oly E-100RS. I also have an old Cullmann backpack with space for a tablet, and if I pull the camera insert out it fits nicely into a Carradura saddlebag on the bike. Kit is E-P3-based.
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Kit: Nikon D300s, D200, D40; Nikon 18-200mm VR, Tokina 12-24mm, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8, 105mm macro + a bunch of others; Nikon 1 J1, Oly E-P3, Pana FT-3, Canon G12. Gigapan Epic.
January 3rd, 2013, 07:50 PM
There's a camera shop that I loathe but it's the biggest one, I might have to go there to check out their range.
March 8th, 2013, 08:54 AM
So after much umm-ing and ahh-ing I finally decided on a Vanguard Up-Rise 28. I checked out every single bag that everyone mentioned here and I couldn't decide for a while, the one that I kept going back to look at was the Bare Bones bag. The Vanguard turned to be cheaper than the Bare Bones, very well made, lots of padding and protection and similar in features.
March 8th, 2013, 08:56 AM
As for that camera shop that I said I loathed, their price tag for the Vanguard was $139.
The shop I went to was just a few doors down and they were selling it for $90.
March 8th, 2013, 02:51 PM
Hmmm. I have been looking for months. It has been years since I bought a bag. Don't really like anything except the Billinghams which are very elegant and expensive. I couldn't mistreat them in the way I wish to use a bag. Having pondered the point, looked about everywhere, I am about to order a Think Tank Hubba Hubba Hiney with a waist belt. Cheap, eminently practical, it will allow me to walk about without anything slung over my shoulder and leave my hands free to carry a tripod or hold on to a branch or climb up and keep my balance. I won't feel hurt if I mistreat and damage it and can afford to replace it. Above all one can mail order from Australian suppliers at excellent prices.
Last edited by Xuereb; March 8th, 2013 at 02:54 PM.
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